A 100+ year old farmhouse sits in the bend of one of Putnam County's darker, more dangerous roads. Uninhabited for many years, this house became a source of legend for many a young person out legend tripping.
When I was in middle school, a friend was telling my mom and I about the location and its many tales. According to anecdotal evidence, this home was once used by local kids dabbling in the occult and Satanism. Because of these activities, not only the house, but the road running in front of it, is said to be haunted.
In one particularly disturbing tale, an acquaintance was traveling the road late at night, and as he approached the home, he saw something in the road. It was a little girl, no more than five years old, wearing a blue dress. He swerved to miss her and ended up crashing his car, completely totalling it against the rocky outcropping.
My mom, ever the skeptic, decided we'd go drive by the location and see what would happen. As we drove past the house, the perfectly clear evening produced a large ball of fog. The fog literally came up from the hill where the house was located, paused in front of the car, and did not dissipate until we (my friend and myself) started screaming for my mom to get the hell out of there, lol. The fog was dense, and only covered about a foot square area. It hung fairly low to the ground---about the height of a small child.
Several years after that, my grandma came to visit and we got to talking about ghosts...and decided to take her out to the location to see if that same fog would emerge. It didn't...but in its place were the strangest lights I have ever seen. You could see the headlights of our car making a specific pattern as they hit and bounced off the cliff on the opposite side of the road. However, these lights...which I kid you not, were shaped like SHOE PRINTS...came flying up over the embankment where the home was, across the road in front of our car, and up the cliff on the other side and into the woods. There was a line of about 10 or 12 of these cartoon-y shoe print shapes.
Flash forward to another several years past that, and my mom, an educational diagnostician, was testing a student at one of the local schools. Somehow, they started talking about ghostly legends, and this student told my mom another interesting tale from the immediate area.
The student's family lived nearby this particular home, but also another old home, where an elderly couple resided. The family would often look in on the couple, and bring them food and supplies. One day, they went to check on them, and the husband was not there. The wife kept repeating that he was gone...out in the woods...with them. Thinking the statement odd, but figuring he was just out, the family waited a few days and came back to check on them again. This time, they found the woman to be missing. The incident was reported, but neither the man nor woman were ever seen again.